Julie played a solo with the Swing Beat big band at the Minnesota State Fair, September 3, 2000.
|Julie played a solo on her composition, "Roseville Blues", during the Roseville Big Band's March 22, 1994, concert at Edinborough Park.|
|Former Role in Roseville Big Band:||
1990 through 1995
Julie joined the band after having filled in on second trombone and lead trombone for band members taking leaves of absence.
Every summer while in junior high and high school, Julie played in the Twin Cities Institute for Talented Youth jazz band. After graduating from high school, she spent a year at Berklee School of Music in Boston, taking classes in music theory, ear training, composition and arranging, and playing in many different ensembles. She has also studied classical theory with Paul Renz of the West Bank School of Music.
The Roseville Big Band gave the premiere performance of some of Julie's compositions: "Impressions of the Working World - II", "Starting Now", and "Roseville Blues"; the band also performed her arrangements of "Well You Needn't", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Rosie the Riveter", and "Reggae Down Babylon".
You can read more about Julie's compositions at http://nuinfo.nwu.edu/jazz/charts/Stenberg/Stenberg.html.
You might have heard Julie's performances on trombone with taped MIDI backup as part of the fall showcase series at the Minnesota State Law Library or in the Walker Art Museum / Minnesota Composers' Forum series "Late Night at Gallery Eight".
Julie also plays trombone in Swing Beat and the Johnny Owen band.